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Village News

FALLEN TREE

20/9/21

A very large tree has come down on the Basingstoke Canal between Stacey’s bridge and Barley Mow bridge in Winchfield. This is currently blocking the full navigation and towpath.

Due to the size, ownership and location of the tree the Canal Authority are not going to be able to get this tree moved as quickly as they would normally aim for. Please expect this blockage to be in place for the next few days at least.

The last winding hole if you are heading upstream is approx. 50m before Barley Mow bridge. If you are heading downstream the last winding hole is Colt Hill.

 

HOUSING NEEDS SURVEY

Winchfield Parish Council with Action Hampshire conducted a Housing Needs Survey as part of the revision of the Winchfield Neighbourhood Development Plan. We wanted to know if you, or anyone in your household, needs Affordable Housing.

Affordable houses are homes that can be rented or part bought (shared ownership) from a Housing Association. If a need is identified and there is clear support from the community, and a site (known as a Rural Exception Site) is available, then provision of a small number of affordable homes for local people can allow current and future generations to remain or return and help our community to thrive. There would be no ‘right to buy/right to acquire’ on these homes so they would always remain available and affordable for local people.

A Community Engagement Meeting was held at Winchfield Village Hall on Saturday, 24 July, from 2pm to 6pm, when the results of the survey were discussed.

The NDP Working Group outlined their proposals for the revised Plan and continue to invite your comments and suggestions.

For any questions you may have, please contact: cstrudwickwinchfieldndp@gmail.com

COFFEE MORNINGS

Coffee Mornings are held in the Village Hall on the first Friday of most months from 10am until noon. The next one will be held on Friday, October 1.

Since the first coffee morning in April 2014, more than £11,000 has been raised for a wide range of charities. The September event raised £170 for the Ruth Strauss Foundation. The October event will support the British Heart Foundation in memory of Malcolm Billyard who died suddenly earlier this year.

Everyone is very welcome to attend these coffee mornings. They are not restricted to residents of Winchfield, and indeed, people come from near and far to enjoy the coffee, cakes and conversation. Just drop in at the village hall some time from 10am onwards! 

LITTER PICKS

Litter Picks are normally held twice a year and the next one will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2021.

For further information, please email winchfieldlitterpick@gmail.com

HARVEST SUPPER

The Winchfield Harvest Supper will be held in the Village Hall at 7pm on Saturday, October 16.

Tickets at £15 are available from the PCC Secretary, Cathy Wollweber, email cathywollweber@yahoo.co.uk  

WINCHFIELD FESTIVAL

The Winchfield Festival comprising eight concerts was held from 7 to 14 August.

The brilliant programme of top class performers ranged from tango dancers to wind and string quartets, and ended with the tribute band the Ultimate Elton and the Rocket Band.

For full information, see the Festival website at https://www.winchfieldfestival.org/

DEFIBRILLATORS

Defibrillators have been installed at the Barley Mow pub and at the Village Hall.    

In an emergency always dial 999 first. The ambulance service will be aware that the village has defibrillators and they can provide support over the telephone before an ambulance arrives. Both the defibrillators are in locked cabinets and the ambulance service will be able to advise on how to gain access.

Winchfield Parish Council Village News

Drag Hunt: The Staff College and RMA Sandhurst Drag Hunt crosses our fields for two or three meets each season. This is the oldest drag hunt in the country and we welcome them to Winchfield.

You can read more about the drag hunt here: http://www.sandhurstdraghunt.co.uk/

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